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Diamond Multimedia USB 2.0 HD 1080 Game Console Video Capture Device TV, Black (GC1000)
- TV Loop Through (Video in and Video Outputs) 1080I play on your TV and record on your PC at the same time
- Capture Video from Almost Any Video Source
- Preserve Your VHS tapes
- Capture directly from your gaming console and upload to YouTube from one application
- USB 2.0 Video Standards: NTSC/PAL
- Video capturing formats: MPEG 4/2/1
- NTSC Video Capture:720x480 @30FPS
- PAL Video Capture: 720x576 @25FPS
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1. Connected the capture device with the supplied USB cable to PC
2. Installed the drivers and software from DVD (easy)
3. Connected HDPVR using supplied component cable
4. Connected XBOX 360 using HDMI cable (NOT PROVIDED)
1. Opened HD-Capture software that was installed
2. Went Setup->Capture and changed the Video Path and Capture Bitrate to High Quality
1. Changed the source input to component, pressed capture (software UI could be better, but it does the job)
2. Changed the source input to HDMI, pressed capture
3. 1:18:00 of footage resulted in 11.76GB
I uploaded a clip to youtube at 1080p -> [...]
Amazon didnt let me upload a high res video.
Has both Component and HDMI inputs (main reason i picked this up over the others)
I liked how I could have both source inputs connected at the same time
Easy setup and capture
Windows ONLY <- wished it was supported on OSX
Capture software is kinda ugly
Doesn't have the feature the Elgato has buffering your footage
NOTE: keep in mind that if you are using HDMI IN, to set your source to 1080i. If you have an XBOX 360 slim, make sure to turn off display discovery so you can set the display to be 1080i
NOTE2: I am also using a HDMI Splitter that I also bought from Amazon (I am not using the pass through on the device)
I am planning to get a new computer. Therefore, I emailed support and asked them if their capture software supported 64 bit. Here's what the support person responded with:
Ian A. <tech06@diamondmm.Read more ›
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
Q: Is there any noticeable added delay on my TV when it passes through the device?
A: No, I have not noticed any added delay from my usual setup. It seems lagless. I play reaction based games (fighters), so I can tell when there are a bit of extra frames of display lag (which is why I don't play using HDMI on my TV).
Q: What is the format of the recorded video?
A: I'm not sure about other input sources, but if recording in HDMI or Component, it is a MPEG-2 TS Video (.ts) file.
Q: Do I need to be plugged in to my computer to capture/playback to my TV?
A: You will need the device to be powered (ie: plugged into a set up computer) in order to capture. If you want to use the device as just a pass through (basically, it doing nothing but working like an extension cable), you can for Component, Composite, and S-Video connections. HDMI, however, needs a power source to pass through. So essentially, if you just want to play games with the power off on the capture card, you can without unplugging everything for the non-HDMI connections. The Power Cord for the device is just a USB that goes into a USB slot on your computer.
Q: Will this work on my OS?
A: It won't work on Mac, and as far as other people say, doesn't work on Windows 8, but I never tested it.Read more ›
a little finiky, but nothing a quick google wont fix, it can be a bit wonky, and the DM cap program is a bit off sometimes.
Def helps to have a PC with more than 2 ram (common except for with me)
the hd output can be easily modified to use YWR cables instead of composite, by usuing the Y port, making retro easy to record.
this product is amazing for those looking to do anything gaming related!
check out our uses over on Youtube gamegoofs over there to get an idea of the content it can be used to produce.
The Diamond GC1000 worked well on Windows 7 but it was when I upgraded to Windows 8 that the problems started happening. Diamond didn't bother updating the software to Windows 8 until 7-8 months later (April of 2013). With windows 8, another problem I ran into with the Diamond GC1000 is that I use this maybe once every 3-4 months on a Samung Laptop with 8GB of memory and a core i5 and everytime I run it in Windows 8.1, it just doesn't work. I have to uninstall and reinstall DMcap and the drivers to fix the issue because all I get from the video feedback was a black screen instead of a blue screen. This is with version 1.0 of their software.
As of 6/2/2015, doing the uninstall/reinstall doesn't help anymore with version 1.02 of DMcap and its drivers on Windows 8.1, the video feedback locks up when I hit the record button but you see a timer indicating that it is recording, when you stop the recording 3 minutes later all you get is a 4MB file which is like the first 3 seconds of the video.
The lack of support for this device is just disappointing. When it worked, it does a good job. But now? There's not reason to buy this, spend a little more money and get the Hauppauge or Elgato which is still updating their software.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It records footage from my PS2 but wont work with older consoles like Sega Genesis, Turbografx 16, etc. I recommend just forking out a bit more cash and getting something better.Published 1 month ago by Austin Johnson
This device is completely useless. The DMCap software flickers and produces completely unusable video. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Geeky Tech Guy
I enjoyed the device but now the software gets a little clumsy when recording, I would record and sometimes it would freeze, I'd have to set the input source to component again. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Joel Cruz
Its a VERY Good product for recording. there are a few things that have in the picture but its overall good.Published 12 months ago by robert adams
No complaints. Works perfectly on my PC with Windows XP, capturing video from my Sony digital 8 camera.Published 16 months ago by rhzgraggen